Recovery Tips for Runners

From training to race day, your recovery is key to building back your speed and strength. Use these tips to recover the right way.

A Fresh Perspective on Recovery Runs

A Fresh Perspective on Recovery Runs

It is widely, and wrongly, assumed that recovery runs help the body bounce back from hard training. But what is their real benefit?

3 Steps to Long-Run Recovery

3 Steps to Long-Run Recovery

After your long run, think of the three C's: chow, chug and chill. Top marathon runners Keith Brantly, Mark Plaatjes and others share their recovery tips.

Recovery Foods

Recovery Foods

Use these four quick and easy recipes to get you refueled and ready for bed after race day.

Breaking It Down: Physiology, Running and Recovery

Breaking It Down: Physiology, Running and Recovery

Muscles need to breakdown in order to improve, but too much muscle trauma can have a negative effect. Minimize harmful muscle damage and maximize regeneration and recovery with these steps.

Run-Walk-Run to Faster Times, Faster Recovery

Run-Walk-Run to Faster Times, Faster Recovery

Active Expert Jeff Galloway tells you how walk breaks shorten race times and speed up recovery.

A 6-Step Plan to Speedy Marathon Recovery

A 6-Step Plan to Speedy Marathon Recovery

Congratulations, you've finished the marathon! Now what? A full marathon recovery takes time. Here are six ways to speed up the recovery process without getting injured.

After the Race

After the Race

Every finish line is also a start line -- for recovery, that is, and for your preparations for the next race. What you do in the minutes, hours, and days after completing any race will determine just how quickly you get your legs back and return to regular training.

Recovery Eating: Don't Let Your Energy Reserves Run Low

Recovery Eating: Don't Let Your Energy Reserves Run Low

It takes at least 20 to 24 hours of refueling with carb-rich foods to replenish your muscle stores fully. Here are strategies to improve your recovery eating habits and make sure that you are always running on a full tank.

Eat Right to Minimize Muscle Soreness

Eat Right to Minimize Muscle Soreness

Muscle soreness is an unavoidable side effect of endurance training, but there are several things you can do to minimize it without sacrificing fitness. The latest research shows how proper nutrition can aid in muscle recovery.

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